Michael Stonebraker

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Michael Stonebraker

Name: Michael Stonebraker

Born: October 11, 1943

Computer-related contributions

  • Computer scientist widely recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in database technology and is noted for his insight in operating systems and Expert systems.
  • Known for Ingres, Postgres, Vertica, Streambase, Illustra, and VoltDB.
  • Founder of a number of database companies, including Ingres, Illustra, Cohera, StreamBase Systems, Vertica, VoltDB, and Paradigm4.

Significant publications

  • Object-Relational DBMSs (1998).

Honors and awards

  • Elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1997).
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (1994).
  • IEEE John von Neumann Medal.
  • SIGMOD Edgar F. Codd Innovations Award.